Badgam District, with population of about 7.5 lakh is Jammu & Kashmir's the 6th most populous district, located in the state Jammu & Kashmir in India. Total geographical area of Badgam district is 1361 km2 and it is the 8th smallest district by area in the state. Population density of the district is 554 persons per km2. There are 6 sub districts in the district, among them Chadoora is the most populous sub district with population of about 2.1 lakh and Charar- E- Shrief is the least populous sub district with population of about 53 thousand.

There are 6 cities in the district which comes under the district administration, those are - Badgam (MC), Charar-i-Sharief (MC), Beerwah (MC), Chadura (MC) and Magam (MC) Municipal Committees (limited to 5 most populous).

Demographics

The district is home to about 7.5 lakh people, among them about 4 lakh (53%) are male and about 3.6 lakh (47%) are female. 97% of the whole population are from general caste, 0% are from schedule caste and 3% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Badgam district is 21%, among them 55% are boys and 45% are girls. There are about 1 lakh households in the district and an average 7 persons live in every family.

The majority of the population, nearly 87% (about 6.6 lakh) live in Badgam District rural part and 13% (about 98 thousand) population live in the Badgam District urban part. Rural population density of Badgam district is 500 and urban population density is 1996 persons per km2.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Badgam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 753,745 729,465 368 23,912 155,202
Male 398,041 385,315 343 12,383 84,720
Female 355,704 344,150 25 11,529 70,482

Most populated Sub Districts, Villages and Cities in Badgam

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Population Name Population Name Population
Chadoora 212233 Soi Bug 9873 Badgam (MC) 15338
Beerwah 163333 Kachwari 8637 Kral Pora (CT) 13889
Budgam 133855 Sozeth Gori Pora 8171 Charar-i-Sharief (MC) 11533
Khansahib 123312 Khag 6663 Beerwah (MC) 8192
Khag 67596 Brenwar 6551 Ichgam (CT) 7461
Charar- E- Shrief 53416 Chelen Chunt Nar 6131 Nagam (CT) 7365
Kawsa Khalisa 6123 Chadura (MC) 6482
Darwan Nowgam 5951 Magam (MC) 5470
Rathsun 5907 Khansahib (MC) 2630
Chatar Gam 5596

Religion wise distribution of population

Muslims contribute 98% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the district followed by Hindus which contribute 1% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Muslims are 915 in Hindus are 109.

Religion wise population 2011 - Badgam

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 753,745 10,110 736,054 1,489 5,559 47 6 2 478
Male 398,041 9,119 384,281 965 3,321 36 4 1 314
Female 355,704 991 351,773 524 2,238 11 2 1 164

Growth of population

Population of the district has increased by 19.8% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 6.3 lakh. Female population growth rate of the district is 17.3% which is -4.8% lower than male population growth rate of 22.1%. General caste population has increased by 18.8%; Schedule caste population has decreased by -22.4%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 64.3% and child population has increased by 59.1% in the district since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Badgam

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 19.8% 18.8% -22.4% 64.3% 59.1%
Male 22.1% 21.1% -25.6% 65.4% 73.9%
Female 17.3% 16.2% 92.3% 63.2% 44.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 894 females per 1000 male in the district. Sex ratio in general caste is 893, in schedule caste is 73 and in schedule tribe is 931. There are 832 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the district. Overall sex ratio in the district has decreased by 36 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 170 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Badgam

Total General SC ST Child
Change -36 -38 45 -13 -170
2011 894 893 73 931 832
2001 930 931 28 944 1002

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest sex ratio in Badgam

Sub Districts Villages Cities
Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio Name Sex Ratio
Khag 962 Sarad 1800 Magam (MC) 993
Khansahib 920 Pandow Pora 1310 Ichgam (CT) 953
Budgam 907 Peth Saharan 1238 Charar-i-Sharief (MC) 953
Charar- E- Shrief 883 Bagh Shokr Shah 1224 Nagam (CT) 911
Beerwah 871 Gund Wali 1178 Beerwah (MC) 849
Chadoora 869 Yari Satru 1177 Chadura (MC) 842
Rakh Ketra Jagir 1156 Khansahib (MC) 821
Khai Pora 1124 Badgam (MC) 704
Kamaho Pora 1123 Kral Pora (CT) 382
Lal Gund 1116

Literacy

Total about 3.4 lakh people in the district are literate, among them about 2.1 lakh are male and about 1.3 lakh are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Badgam is 56%. 66% of male and 45% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the district has increased by 13%. Male literacy has gone up by 12% and female literacy rate has gone up by 14%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Badgam

Total Male Female
Change 13.6% 12.8% 14.2%
2011 56.1% 66.3% 44.8%
2001 42.5% 53.5% 30.6%

Sub Districts, Villages and Cities with highest literacy rate in Badgam

Workers profile

Badgam has 29% (about 2.1 lakh) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 41% male and 15% female population are working population. 29% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 4% of total female population are main and 10% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Badgam

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 28.5% 17.5% 11% 71.5%
Male 40.8% 29.4% 11.5% 59.2%
Female 14.7% 4.3% 10.4% 85.3%

Biggest Villages and Cities in Badgam